This blog tour is being presented by the author, Lucy Swing - click HERE to go to her site.
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You can read my review of Feathermore later today - I am on page 127 and LOVING it!
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It my pleasure to share this interview with Lucy Swing!
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?When I read the Twilight saga. I was OBSESSED. I had spent the years leading to Twilight busy and barely ever reading, when I got my first copy, once they had all been published, I could not put it down. The way Meyers made me feel, as if I were the heroine, and how in love I was with all the characters… I wanted to make someone feel that same way. I have always liked to write. I have numerous lyrics (from when I wanted to be a singer), scripts (from when I wanted to be an actor and/or director) and a million stories started that never got an end. So thank you Stephenie Meyer, I am now doing something I absolutely love.
How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
How long does it take you to write a book?
Feathermore took me about two months to finish, and another two to revise, edit, etc. Bloody Valentine, a novella, took me about two to three weeks.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I don’t know if it is interesting… to me it’s rather annoying, but I cannot write until I have cleaned the house. I need my space to be tidy before I can really give myself to the story.
Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Most of the times they will resemble something I wish I could be/do. A world I would like to live in, or a love story I would have once enjoyed being a part of.
What books have most influenced your life?
As I explained earlier, Twilight has been the one to bring me to where I am today.
What are you reading right now?
I just started (3/6/2012) “Embrace” by Jessica Shirvington, once I am done will start “Unearthly” by Cynthia Hand.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Spend time with my family. My inspiration comes at odd times, so whenever I have some down time I enjoy spending the time with my kids.
What do you think makes a good story?
A good story MUST have characters one can relate to, or at least care about. Without that, readers won’t care about the story itself.
Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
I can’t say I have one favorite author. Every author is unique in their own way and I love different things about them all. Some of my favorites are Alyson Noel, Kira Saito, Hope Collier, P.C. & Kristin Cast, Jessica Verday.
Fun random questions:
• dogs or cats? Dogs
• Coffee or tea? Coffee
• Dark or milk chocolate? Milk chocolate
• Rocks or flowers? neither
• Night or day? night
• Favorite color? blue
• Crayons or markers? crayons
• Pens or pencils? pencils
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Quickie mini review - on page 127 -
The writing is fantastic. The ideas are original and clever. The story virtually flows from the pages, it is nicely paced. The characters are wonderful. I can't wait to learn more about Blake and his connection. Lilith is terrifying. I am so excited to see where is story goes that I can't hardly put it down. DO NOT miss out on the opportunity to read this. (Final review will post later today). Happy reading.